Kathryn Parsons is calling for an Education Revolution so that we can all reap the many benefits technologies bring to the world. As Co-Founder and CEO of Decoded, Kathryn is enabling digital literacy for over 2000 policymakers and small businesses worldwide that want to up their game in the digital literacy sphere. A veteran speaker, Kathryn is now available to hire for a range of events where she discusses artificial intelligence, digital education, the need to keep learning and digital disruption.
Gaining her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Languages, Literature and Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, Kathryn is a Columnist for The Sunday Times, sharing her expertise on the Silicon Valley and the state of affairs in UK’s tech industry. Before her current role, Kathryn was a Non-executive Director of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – a role through which she could enhance UK’s position as the leading startup and tech skills hub. She has even led a campaign that facilitated to the inclusion of coding into the National Curriculum in the UK.
Having received the MBE Honour in 2014, Kathryn’s endeavours to progress the education sector has been recognised by the UK Government. She has also received the Global Positive Impact Entrepreneur of the Year award, Financial Times’ Playmakers Digital Leader of the Year award, and was included in Financial Times’ 30 Top Female Entrepreneurs list for 2021. Kathryn’s work and views are often published in in Financial Times, The Times, The Telegraph, WSJ, Bloomberg, CNN, Wired and other prestigious platforms.
An excellent speaker on AI, digital disruption and other technology-related topics, Kathryn has spoken for Meta, Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, JP Morgan, Dell, UBS, SAP, BBC, Mastercard, and ITV – each a leader in their own disciplines. Kathryn Parsons speaks with poise, purpose, and a personal desire to make technology accessible and easy to decode for all. Hire her today!
Kathryn Parsons is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
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